Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) Look Back Series—Featuring Eugene Redmond

[By Goyland Williams]
From Kwansabas and invocations, to documenting nearly 100,000 photographs, Eugene B. Redmond has been a force in the black artistic, cultural, and literary world. As poet laureate of East St. Louis, Redmond continues his role as a cultural icon of the city. His most influential and prominent work Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry: A Critical History, documents and captures the history of black poetry. Like Drumvoices, Redmond’s cultural work continues to be an invaluable resource.

Videographer: Brandon Hill

Video Concept: Kenton Rambsy

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